Back in 2016 in the fall, Team Japan came to Portland to participate in the Disaster Relief Trials. Their ringleader Tad, a professor from a university in Japan, organized the Rice Cooker Ride with the help of DRT organizer Mike Cobb, and they demonstrated a resilient method for preparing simple food during a potential disaster scenario, a traditional wood-burning stove used to prepare rice that they easily transported by bicycle. Brock & Aaron attended the ride and caught some audio from the event, including an interview that local television station KATU used to create a story about the ride on the evening news. There was also a body cam compilation made of scenes from the ride!
We were grateful for the chance to meet Team Japan, and look forward to seeing them again someday soon!